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|Royal N. Galipeau|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
January 23, 2006 – October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Marc Godbout|
|Succeeded by||Andrew Leslie|
January 5, 1947 |
|Children||Louis, Paul, Claude & Mimi|
|Profession||Advisor, businessman, corporate director|
Royal Galipeau (born January 5, 1947 in St-Isidore, Ontario) is a former Member of Parliament for the Ottawa—Orléans federal constituency. He was first elected as a Conservative Party candidate in the 2006 election, and was reelected in 2008 and 2011. He was one of the Deputy Speakers of the House of Commons between the 2006 and 2008 elections. He was defeated in the 2015 election by retired Canadian Forces Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie. In February 2014 he revealed that he was battling multiple myeloma, but insisted he would run for office again in the 2015 election.
Municipal politics and early career
In 1982, he was elected to Gloucester City Council. On city council, he helped introduce equal opportunity hiring policies and unsuccessfully pushed to replace the term "alderman" with a gender-neutral term. In 1985, he ran for mayor of Gloucester, finishing third behind fellow councillor Harry Allen and interim mayor Mitch Owens.
Galipeau was appointed in 2001 by the Council of the newly amalgamated city of Ottawa as Trustee of the Ottawa Public Library, where he helped introduce content-filtered Internet access to city public libraries to protect from Internet pornography on library computers. In 2004, he was the only Trustee of the previous term to be reappointed by City Council. He was twice elected as vice-chair of the Board.
Furthermore, he served on the Ottawa-Carleton Regional District Health Council, helping prepare a policy for the delivery of minority language health services. In 2005, Galipeau was involved in the East-West Light Rail Transit Corridor Environmental Assessment Committee, studying implementation of a rapid transit system across Ottawa. Galipeau has also served two terms as a director of TVOntario. In this role, he helped bring about the launch of the Francophone TFO service.
Galipeau started politics as a Liberal and worked for MPs Mauril Bélanger and Eugène Bellemare. He also served as campaign manager for the unsuccessful Liberal candidate in Carleton in the 1995 Ontario provincial election.
However, in May 2005, he decided to run for the Conservatives. The riding of Ottawa—Orléans was a Conservative target. In the 2004 federal election, Walter Robinson, the high-profile head of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, failed to capture the seat, losing to Liberal newcomer Marc Godbout by 2,800 votes. Galipeau won the 2006 election by less than 2000 votes.
From April 2006 to November 2008, Galipeau was Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, which allowed him to sit in the Speaker's chair when the Speaker and Deputy Speaker were both absent. In May 2007, Galipeau apologized for an incident in which he broke parliamentary rules by crossing the floor to argue with Liberal MP David McGuinty after a heated exchange over the Conservative MP's record on Francophone rights.
After being re-elected in the 2008 election, Galipeau ran to replace Peter Milliken as Speaker of the House, but lost. Galipeau was re-elected in the 2011 election, but was defeated by a nearly 2-to-1 margin in the 2015 federal election to former Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie of the Liberal Party.
|Canadian federal election, 2015: Orléans|
|New Democratic||Nancy Tremblay||6,215||8.0||-5.98||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||77,988||100||$240,250.25|
|Total rejected ballots||272||0.30||–|
|Liberal notional gain from Conservative||Swing||+18.2|
|Canadian federal election, 2011: Ottawa–Orléans|
|New Democratic||Martine Cenatus||9,086||14.16||+4.06||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||64,158||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||235||0.36||–|
|Canadian federal election, 2008: Ottawa–Orléans|
|New Democratic||Amy O'Dell||6,127||10.10||-3.98||$1,544|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||60,670||100.00||$88,543|
|Canadian federal election, 2006: Ottawa–Orléans|
|New Democratic||Mark Leahy||9,339||15.08||+5.01|
|Total valid votes||61,921||100.00|
|Gloucester, Ontario mayoral election, 1985||Votes||%|
|Mitch Owens (X)||6,257||32.15|
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|Parliament of Canada|
Marcel Proulx, Liberal
|House of Commons Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole House
Denise Savoie, NDP